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  Where's a Flowbee when you need one?Oct 22, 2014 9:22 AM PDT | url
Added 1 new A* page:Still trying to work out how I want to watercolor well-lit faces. Shadowed faces I think I've got worked out as far as what I want to do with them, for the most part, but well-lit ones, there are all these questions that come into my head about how much white space to leave and whether to leave the lines or try to condense them into simple masses. I tried that condensation thing for today's drawing but I just couldn't seem to make it work out nicely so after hours of that I gave up and had to redraw the head—on the plus side, I think having to redraw it helped me come up with a more interesting face.
Also, I was reminded that my scanner doesn't pick up really light colors very well; you can see in the photo I took of the original page that there's a bit more light blue to the right of Selenis' head than came through in the scan:
Okay so it's a subtle difference... >_> Me being the weirdly picky sort, this is the kind of thing that's kept me up until morning worrying over; in the end I didn't think it was worth it to try to do another layer of blue in the background just for the sake of the scanner's foibles; this is just one more example of why the original art looks better and you should definitely click the blue and gold "original on ebay" link at its lower left corner and snap it up for a surprisingly affordable amount and then hang it somewhere so you can see those light blues in all their pale cerulean splendor. : D Ahem. Anyway I suppose I can't really complain about the scanner dropping light tones since it also conveniently turns the slight yellow of the watercolor paper to a nice even white (so the corrected white ink white of the scissors in the original matches the background exactly in the scanned version, for instance). And I should really stop worrying about the color so much and just...color, I suspect, and maybe that would also leave me more attention span to watch out for, say, slightly googly eyes. : P
Speaking of the scissors though, please don't try cutting your hair in your home microgravity unless you've got something on hand to stop those hairs from floating EVERYWHERE. : o
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